How the Recession Is Impacting the Mental Health of Gays

“The respected mental health charity, Mind, has this week published a disturbing new report presenting evidence that the recession is having a particularly adverse affect on men’s mental health. … Mental health problems impact upon certain groups of men in different ways, says Mind. African-Caribbean men are more likely to receive disproportionately aggressive treatment – they are three times more likely than white men to be formally detained under the Mental Health Act and are more likely to receive invasive medical treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy. Gay and bisexual men are at significantly higher risk too, being over four times more likely than heterosexual men to attempt suicide.” [Ekklesia]